Retail and leisure

EAT confirms voluntary overtime payable in holiday pay

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid sufficiently regularly to amount to normal pay. Our expert explains the impact this will have on employers. More …

ET fees ruled unlawful – what next for employers?

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Our employment expert considers some of the further detail of the Supreme Court's ruling to make employment tribunal fees unlawful, the implications this will have for employers and what to take into consideration going forward. More …

Spring Budget 2017: What this means for Retail

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The Spring Budget 2017: What this means for retail More …

Apprenticeship Levy Update – funding arrangements confirmed

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The Government has now confirmed many of the proposals set out in its consultation from August on Apprenticeship Levy funding arrangements in England More …

Avoiding a Sports Direct scenario: The legalities of rest breaks and pay

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In the wake of revelations about the working practices of Sports Direct and recent criticisms of it by a parliamentary committee in the House of Commons, Vicky Schollar, Senior Solicitor in the Employment law team, looks at the law surrounding rest breaks and pay. More …

Employers should be wary of rule changes for Sunday shop workers

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Kevin Lau, Solicitor in our Employment law team, considers the new provisions regarding Sunday shop workers under the Enterprise Bill, which became the Enterprise Act 2016 following Royal Assent last week. More …

Are you ready for the April employment law changes?

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Spring is here and the clocks have gone forward but these are not the only newsworthy issues. As ever, April sees a number of significant employment law changes and set out below are an overview of the key developments. More …

Are you ready for the National Living Wage?

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We look in more detail at the National Living Wage effective from April, as well as further changes to the National Minimum Wage. More …

New 'Novel Foods' regulation

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The EU's legislative process has approved a final draft of a new regulation on novel foods. The draft regulation is likely to become law in the near future, with most of it coming into force two years later. More …

Increase in the Living Wage

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The Living Wage Foundation has today announced the following increases in the Living Wage: More …